On 4th of August Mark Duggan was shot in Tottenham by the police force. This caused riots that lasted for 6th until 10th of August. Young people were using BlackBerries to organize the riots.
How did BlackBerries helped the London riots and why were people using these particular devices?How did Blackberries help the rioters?How did the police and government react to the new way of rioting?How did the BlackBerry Company react to the event?
Special untraceable coding systemEasy to use – you are connected to everything and everyoneGood for organization, spreading a news and keeping information
Worrying development for the police Call for shutting down the BBM from the Prime Minister Objections to BBM 5100 people arrested, 1100 in court
BlackBerry: “The riots are not our fault!” BBM different from FB and Twitter – can’t be monitored Hacker’s threat BBM had full cooperation with the police
Internet and BlackBerry in Eastern and Western countriesNew media – new way of protestingCheap, easy to use and targeted a big group